It's true, you can fracture your penis. Although it's not a bone, there are two extremely strong fibers in the penis that can tear if the penis is bent abruptly. This is most likely to happen in positions where the man's partner is on top of him or he is behind his partner. It is also more likely to happen if the man's erection is on the weaker side. Penis fractures result in excruciating pain and can cause bruising. They can also lead to scarring, which may inhibit the penis from filling with blood in the usual way. This scarring can change the size and shape of a man's erection and lead to erectile dysfunction. Like any concern about erectile functioning, a suspected penis fracture is a definite reason to seek medical attention.
Credit: Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
Best Places to Live
Surf Towns, Reborn Cities, and Mountain Meccas Where Life is Good
Plus: Inside Climbing's Toughest Triumph
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Bill Nye's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.